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The Spy Museum

Washington, DC • The new International Spy Museum is located in Washington, DC's L'Enfant Plaza and features the largest collection of espionage artifacts on public display.

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The Spy Museum

Introduction

The Spy Museum is a nonprofit museum. With $30.9m in revenue and 179 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 2014, The Spy Museum is headquartered in Washington, DC. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 84% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $16.4m.

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The Spy Museum

$16.4m

Annual Budget
2017
Program Spend
84%
Fundraising Spend
4%
Management Spend
11%
Founded
2014
EIN
46-1479450
Headquarters
Washington, DC
# Employees
179
# Volunteers
0
IRS Filings
Other Ratings
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Mission and Work

Mission

The INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM's mission is to educate the public on the importance of intelligence.

The Exhibits

$13.6m annual program spend • The INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM, the first and only public museum in the united states solely dedicated to espionage, welcomes 600,000 visitors every year. The museum's state-of-the-art exhibits bring to life the history, tradecraft, tools, impact, and importance of intelligence through films, interactives, and the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. The museum uses its exhibits to educate the public of all ages about intelligence in an immersive manner and provide a dynamic context to foster an understanding of its important role in, and impact on, current and historic events. Visitors of all ages learn how espionage has shaped history and are empowered to be more informed consumers of news and media.

Access to Spy

$38k annual program spend • Opening our doors to the autism community - the INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM is committed to providing museum experiences to all visitors. The access to spy series offers exclusive programs with enhanced accessibility for various audiences, including those with disabilities. One such program is the access to spy: opening our doors to the autism community. This free program is designed to welcome families with children on the autism spectrum by providing a visit with less noise, no crowds, and designated quiet rooms. For three hours the museum closes to the public and allows this audience to go through the museum at their own pace. In its second year (2017), the program sold out within 48 hours and had 229 in attendance.

Workshops

$110k annual program spend • The INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM offers several student workshops that encourage active learning and meet national curriculum and common core standards. Designed for grades 4+, these workshops covering a variety of subject matters from history & government to science & technology. Since 2011, more than 48,000 students and educators have attended workshops. In 2017, the museum taught over 300 workshops to students around the world. Of the 300 workshops, 210 were on-site workshops, 5 were off-site at local schools and over 85 were done virtually via our distance learning program. In 2017, over 5,900 students and 145 schools participated in an onsite workshop at spy with 27 those schools categorized as receiving federal title 1 funding.

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In their words

​The mission of the International Spy Museum is to educate the public about espionage and intelligence in an engaging way and to provide a context that fosters understanding of their important role in and impact on current and historic events.

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Support the International Spy Museum!

The International Spy Museum, a 501(c)(3) private non-profit, introduces more than 600,000 visitors each year to the shadowy world of espionage and intelligence. People travel across the US and the world to explore the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to the craft, practice, history, and contemporary role of espionage and the only one in the world to tackle the field of intelligence from a global perspective.

Our primary focus is on education. By showcasing the largest collection of espionage artifacts ever placed on public display and engaging visitors in one-of-a-kind, hands-on educational programming, we aim to illuminate the role intelligence has played throughout history and continues to play in today's world.

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